Author Archives: "Jeff Moag"

Kayaking Ukraine: The Shortcut

09.10.2012 //

Entering a small inlet at the southern tip of Hortitsa we find peaceful and clear water. This place seems to be made for baidarkas, and we soon meet three families paddling Neris 3 baidarkas in the calm canals and flowery marshes.

Kayaking Ukraine: The Yacht Club

09.06.2012 //

Alexander was a trainer of champion triathletes during the Soviet era but is now retired and sticks to sailing and regattas. He is very humorous and manages to fit swear words into sentences in ways that Pushkin or Ukraine’s revered national poet Taras Shevchenko would be jealous of. His cursing is an art form; poetry in emotion. Alexander tells us to set up our tent in the club’s yard and come join everyone for dinner posthaste. In the meantime another club member pulls up in his giant Landcruiser and invites us on a light-speed tour of the city, using the curbs as a mere navigational suggestions.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 7

09.04.2012 //

In our final installment, the crew load their nearly finished kayaks for the trip home, and John extolls the virtues of wood-composite construction. In a series of short videos over seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. A typical workshop […]

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 6

09.03.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, veteran builder Michael explains why he’s still making kayaks. “It’s kind of the Pinocchio effect, where you’re taking something that’s inanimate and assembling it and it has it’s own life after that,” he says. “It has its own personality.”

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 5

09.02.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Tammy explains why she and her husband Matt decided to attend the Woodenboat Workshop. “We should probably take the class if we’re going […]

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 4

09.01.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Paul tells about his two kayak projects–the unfinished one in the garage, and the one he’s building at the workshop. “The workshop was […]

C&K Heroes: Martin Litton

08.31.2012 //

In the annals of wilderness conservation, Martin Litton is a singular force of nature—a Category 5 hurricane of eloquence, passion, and pig-headed obduracy quite unlike anything that has ever blown across the American landscape.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 3

08.31.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. On day three, the students assemble and attach their kayaks’ decks, and Marty talks about the love of woodworking she inherited from her father.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 2

08.30.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Matt tells us why he chose to build his own kayak. A typical workshop week: Check back for a new video installment every […]

Woodenboat Workshop, Day 1

08.29.2012 //

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak will follow six first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, the students begin to stitch their first panels together, as Pygmy Kayak owner John Lockwood explains that anyone can build their […]

Brit Blitz

08.03.2012 //

With a style both fluid and aggressive, Tony Estanguet of France won his third Olympic Gold in the C-1 class on Tuesday, pulling ahead of his longtime rival Michal Martikan, and bringing the most celebrated duel in slalom history to a close.

London Live Feed

07.28.2012 //

Now American canoe/kayak fans can watch every paddle stroke—and every minute of every other sport, no matter how obscure—on their computer, smartphone or tablet, in real time. The only caveat is that you need a cable subscription to access the goods. Here’s how:

Return From the North Pole

07.06.2012 //

Billed as the “Arctic Return Adventure Tour,” Thorfsen and Palo picked up where a legendary polar expedition by Norwegian explorers Fridjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen left off.

¿Dónde está Greg Barton?

05.30.2012 //

By Eric Ellman The Texas Water Safari turns 50 next week in San Marcos, Texas. Under normal circumstances the Golden Anniversary of “the world’s toughest canoe race”, a 260-mile testament to the extreme some people go for a t-shirt, would be the summer’s biggest canoe racing story. But this year the 100-hour torture fest is […]

What did you do for your midlife crisis?

05.03.2012 //

What started with a confession over warm beer will turn into 2,500 miles of cold paddling. On Tuesday, May 1, British paddlers Andy Mullins, Geoff Cater and Mike Greenslade set out from Portscatho on the Cornish South Coast, beginning their attempt to circumnavigate Britain by sea kayak. To their knowledge, only 16 other expeditions (23 […]

Canoeist Don Starkell Dies

01.30.2012 //

Don Starkell, who claimed to have paddled more miles than any person in history, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. He was 79. The famously stubborn canoeist is best known for paddling 12,000 miles with his son Dana, from their home near Winnipeg to the mouth of the Amazon. The 1980 open canoe journey earned the Starkells a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was but one episode in a life of canoeing and kayaking that spanned nearly 75,000 miles.

Backwards to the Future

01.09.2012 //

We’ve all run the gnar backwards plenty of times, but never on purpose and never this cleanly. Here, Asheville, N.C.’s own Pat Keller runs the fabled Green River Narrows switch. Do the back-paddling antics mark a step forward in downriver freestyle kayaking’s progression? We’ll see. We do know that it’s been a big winter for Mr. Keller

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